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Posted: April 9th. 2011 12:11:31 AM

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Lines Down Hwys 44 and 395

by Miss Molly

Age Group: Adult


I love these locked-away places
where everyone has a garden plot
and dreary overhanging clouds,
where dried-out husks
of abandoned homes lay rusting against
a backdrop of flushing
lichen lining rotten horse fence,
the lives of the humble stock
on highway 395.
Where the big-breasted earth mother lies
forgotten under scrap piles of rusted-
out tractors and trucks,
soaking up the muddy creek water
singing to the broad willow man of the
still mill pond;
where horses shaggy in their winter coats
still paw the springy dirt and crop
the peach fuzz grass.
Where the sodden Scotch-Irish drink
their last goodbyes down
the gentry road of highway 44,
where the lily-pad fairies still sing the songs
of hill-billy jack hands and
worthless ass basset hounds.
Where the back two parts of Kentucky
are still worlds of good smells.




Author's Notes: Published in the Oct. 2010 edition of The Dead Mule School For Southern Literature.

That was a good day.


Author's Location: Waddy, Kentucky
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